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#1 Old 10-21-2007, 02:53 PM
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2007-2008 Tundra Problems

not sure if theres already a thread open for this..but if there is please link me there.. if not.. i would like to start a thread where you post your tundra problems..

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miles:
problem:
repair:
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reason im interested is because im looking to buy an 08 tundra and i hear alot of negative things about them and also seen a few

some i seen

year: 2007
miles: less than 1000
problem: transfer case leaking where its seal together
repair: order a new transfer case
extra comment: that sucks

year: 2007
miles: 550
problem: clock runs slow
repair: toyotas making a new clock to fix this problem (TSB in a month)
extra comment: not a big deal compare to the truck above

year: 2007
miles: 47
problem: carrier bearing out
repair: order a whole new complete driveshaft
extra comment: tundra was lowered with huge chrome wheels

year: 2007
miles: 1500
problem: driving normally and all the gauges like rpm and speedo goes to zero and all the warning lights come on but the CEL
repair: unknown yet, doesnt do it all the time
extra comment: toyota still doesnt know what it is

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year: 2007
miles: 600
problem: truck is too damn fast
repair: stop hitting the gas pedal
extra comment: love it

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year:2007
miles: 1100
probs: radio quits working sometimes, just acts weird then goes back to normal.
fix: have to get it to do it at the dealer before i get a new radio
comments: love this damn truck bunches

other: i lowered my truck also, but made adjustments to the carrier bearing. instructions that came with the drop kit said nothing about the carrier bearing, just knew it had to be done.
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year: 2007
miles: 3500
problem: None
repair: None
extra comment: Love the truck but have concerns. Diesel sound at startup, Fragile dash tailgate and bed, hope I don't develope rumble strip transmission. Right now these are only concerns and I love drivin this thing so much there not enough to make me wish I hadn't gotten the truck.
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year:2007
miles: 1100
probs: radio quits working sometimes, just acts weird then goes back to normal.
fix: have to get it to do it at the dealer before i get a new radio
comments: love this damn truck bunches

other: i lowered my truck also, but made adjustments to the carrier bearing. instructions that came with the drop kit said nothing about the carrier bearing, just knew it had to be done.
what kinda of adjustments?? could you show me pictures and instructions??

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what kinda of adjustments?? could you show me pictures and instructions??
there really aren't pictures because the carrier bearing is so far up under the truck it is hard to see when on the ground. the instructions that come with the mcgaughys kit are pretty good, but they do leave out some important steps and tell the wrong steps to do at a certain time. easiest way to explain it would be after the rear kit is intalled, there is a large silver collar between the two driveshafts. all you do is loosen the collar a tad bit and the drive shaft moves forward about an inch and a half. the flip kit for the back relocates the driveshaft forward about 3/4 of an inch so the driveshaft has to be moved also. it is obvious when you drive the truck after lowering, about 30-40 mph there is a pretty bad vibration in the back end due the the carrier bearing being in a bind. good thing about the drop kit is that it has pretty much eliminated the bed bounce, braking is much more controllable, and handling is somewhat better than factory. need to get rid of the stock steelies and handling should jump a good bit more.
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there really aren't pictures because the carrier bearing is so far up under the truck it is hard to see when on the ground. the instructions that come with the mcgaughys kit are pretty good, but they do leave out some important steps and tell the wrong steps to do at a certain time. easiest way to explain it would be after the rear kit is intalled, there is a large silver collar between the two driveshafts. all you do is loosen the collar a tad bit and the drive shaft moves forward about an inch and a half. the flip kit for the back relocates the driveshaft forward about 3/4 of an inch so the driveshaft has to be moved also. it is obvious when you drive the truck after lowering, about 30-40 mph there is a pretty bad vibration in the back end due the the carrier bearing being in a bind. good thing about the drop kit is that it has pretty much eliminated the bed bounce, braking is much more controllable, and handling is somewhat better than factory. need to get rid of the stock steelies and handling should jump a good bit more.
so your telling me to just loosen the two bolts and let it move forward a bit.. also should i do this with 4 wheels on the ground or lifted? i have it on a 4 point lift right now and it will be like 2 weeks before the full driveshaft assy comes in

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i did it with 4 wheels off the ground on a rack. you don't actually move anything yourself, just loosen it and the driveshaft moves forward by itself, then tighten back up what kind of driveshaft you waiting on? your truck lowered?

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i did it with 4 wheels off the ground on a rack. you don't actually move anything yourself, just loosen it and the driveshaft moves forward by itself, then tighten back up what kind of driveshaft you waiting on? your truck lowered?
well im a certified toyota tech and was giving a lowered tundra we had on the lot with only 47 miles on it.. drove it around and it makes a grinding sound.. found out it was the carrier bearing ... didnt want to tear it all apart.. so i order a new one.. since its such a new truck.. its gonna take 2-3 weeks maybe longer to get one..


also when u said loosen it does this mean the two bolts for the center where the carrier bearings at?

again thanks for the help.. i dont like messing with aftermarket stuff.. just trade in doing OEM stuff. but since we have a whole line of lifted and lowered trucks .. gonna have to learn now.. also im not a truck guy.. more of a car guy so i know more about cars than modding trucks

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also when u said loosen it does this mean the two bolts for the center where the carrier bearings at?

yes. didnt have to loosen them much either. just used a little air
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I've only had the radio problem (with it intermittently not working and funky display symbols) that was replaced under warranty. Other than that...a few weird clunks but have been been in different places and unable to be found.
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7,500 miles- no problems. Towed the 23 ft boat now, 3 times to Ky and Tn....Only problem....need a bigger boat!!

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thanks for all the info and input. keep them coming.. glad most of you guys are enjoying your trucks.. i want one!!

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The driveshaft center bearing issue brings up an interesting point. If the selling dealer modifies the truck, does Toyota have to honor the warranty, or just the selling dealer? It seems that modifications like lowering or jacking up would void the Toyota warranty.
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Either way, it seems like Toyota's carrier bearings (in both Tundra and Tacoma) are shit. I've never liked them period...if you look at box trucks (because you can see them a lot easier) or certain semi rigs, you'll see that all their carriers are usually shot as well, but since its so damn big, you don't feel the vibration. All of the International trucks I drove had bad carriers...I'd just prefer a long ass driveshaft, even in my off-road limo
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